Summary: I am very pleased with the performance of the STR-DN1040, but: 1) Like way too many others, I have experienced several HDMI-HDCP "handshake" issues. Once with my Samsung BD-F5900 Blu-ray player, and once trying to play an HBO program from my DirecTV DVR. Both times I was able to overcome the problem by unplugging the Sony AV Receiver. Firmware is the most recent s9327.1074.0 dated 09-13. TV is Panasonic Viera plasma TC-P65VT60.
Cons: I wish that the STR-DN1040 had a switched AC outlet for my powered subwoofer so the sub would be off when the receiver is off. My old AV receiver had this feature, but I have not seen it on any receiver available in this price range.
Summary: Replaced a 13-year-old Harmon Kardon receiver with this so the differences were immediately noticeable for me. That said, the receiver was easy to set up, sounds great and meeting all my expectations.
Pros: Great receiver for the money: Built in Wifi is fantastic, speaker setup is simple and pretty accurate without tweaks, Airplay, nice GUI
Cons: Remote is not user friendly for non-AV people
Summary: This receiver is very nice. The built in wifi and Bluetooth is very good. The receiver has plenty of HDMI's and plenty of other hook ups. Airplay works fine too. The only complain I have with this receiver is the poor ipad control apps. There are three in all and none of them are any good in its self.
Pros: 8 HDMI Built in Bluetooth Built in wifi Airplay
Summary: By far the best AV receiver, I've owned. Took some time for setup and initially had issues with the TV HDMI not being recognized by the receiver, however the latest firmware helped to fix the issue. Had to work with the sony customer care to setup the internet radio like Pandora and Sony entertainement network. Could have been much more user friendly.
Pros: Plenty of HDMI ports, Air play, internet Radio, Sleek UI look
Cons: Setup for the SEN can be simplified even more. Not the best audio sound, i've heard
Summary: I have no problem with the unit, which performs as advertised. To get the fifth star, however, I would have liked to have seen additional legacy inputs/outputs, such as an input for a turntable (which requires a separate pre-amp to use) and an output for a passive subwoofer. (I did have an old turntable preamp, so that was not a problem for me. I did have to purchase a separate amp for my old passive subwoofer.
Pros: Sounds great, works well, arrived without a problem. Setup went smoothly. I like the auto calibration feature for the surround sound. Crutchfield had the best pricing I could find on this unit as well.
Cons: No input for turntable (without using a separate pre-amp); no output for a passive subwoofer. Also, the remote will not operate some of my other equipment and there are no posted codes in the manual or onlline for some brands.
Summary: This receiver is very nice with a lot of options; I have yet to check everything out but so far it works for me. The speaker setup did not work so I had to do it manually. Also, the hookups for speakers on the back were difficult to use, but not a big deal.....Haven't used airplay or any music services but don't expect it to be an issue.
Pros: Nice look....Fairly easy setup and plenty of power.
Cons: Hookups tough to use; Speaker setup did not work.